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What They’re Saying About A Plan To Overhaul Indianapolis Public Schools

For a “conversation starter,” the proposal The Mind Trust released Sunday sure is explosive. The 154-page report proposes gutting the Indianapolis Public Schools’ administrative budget, dissolving the locally-elected school board in favor of mayoral control, and giving IPS schools freedom to set their own budgets and curricula. Agree or disagree, it’s possible the report could have […]

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard's Education Platform

Indianapolis’s current mayor is much more aggressive than his opponent, Democrat Melina Kennedy, in talking about expanding Indianapolis’s charter schools system.  In fact, it’s basically the only kind of school he seems talk about.  Ballard told the Indy Star about his five point education platform, all five of which involved charter schools. …  tax breaks […]

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